Jan 09, 2022

Maithri to get a shot ; Cabinet ministry for estate areas?

The government has decided to immediately implement recommendations of the report on the Easter Sunday terror bombings, the weekly publication ' Irida Lankadeepa' newspaper reports.
It is said that this decision was taken after a scathing speech made by former President Maithripala Sirisena, severely criticizing the present government.

During the relevant discussion, it had been decided that the government is capable of continuing for the next few years even if all MPs of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) resign from the government.

It has also been pointed out that the SLFP is free to decide as it pleases.

The former President has been reported as one of the key figures allegedly responsible for the attacks.
Cabinet portfolio for estate area party?

Meanwhile, it is reported that the government has commenced discussions with political parties of estate areas due to the doubts that the SLFP will quit the government.

It is also said that the impending cabinet reshuffle too, has been postponed and it is highly likely that a party of the estate areas would be given a cabinet portfolio.